Galborg USA has upgraded its refrigerated container cargo service from Jacksonville, Fla., to ports in Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique, according to Jacksonville Port Authority.
The carrier recently upgraded its vessel fleet and is now offering up to 100 reefer units on each ship on its service between Florida and Africa. The port rotation includes calls at Walvis Bay, Namibia; Cape Town and Durban, South Africa; and Maputo, Mozambique.
“Jacksonville is a good fit on the U.S. East Coast for Galborg, as it offers minimum deviation from the Gulf, as well as deep water and well-equipped terminals,” said David Groves, director of Galborg USA, in a written statement. “Jaxport is accessible for our main southbound customers receiving mining machinery; used trucks/equipment; forest products; boats and containers, including [International Maritime Organization] Class 1; and now refrigerated cargoes.”
“The addition of refrigerated cargo service from Jacksonville to Africa is another example of Jaxport’s commitment to maintaining and growing a diversified line of business,” added Roy Schleicher, Jaxport’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
The first vessel in the upgraded service arrived at Jaxport’s Blount Island Marine Terminal on Oct. 10, and was handled by Portus, a container and heavy lift cargo terminal operator.
“Galborg has always worked with a broad diversification of cargoes, and we are looking forward to increasing volumes as we highlight the range of cargoes handled out of Jacksonville,” said Chris May, president of Portus.